Summer Salmon Salad

Have I mentioned I’m obsessed with salmon lately?  It seems I’m not alone because the salmon recipes on the blog are super popular and I see all my blogger friends are whipping up some gorgeous dishes as well.

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I was able to get my hands on some Norwegian salmon and I have to say it was some of the best salmon I’ve ever had.  This melted in my mouth and, after only seasoning it with salt and pepper, the flavors were the essence of pure happiness.  I bought a lot of it so you’re going to see more salmon recipes next week.

Summer Salmon Salad | Simply Fresh Dinners

Tomatoes, asparagus, eggs and fresh herbs were just a few of the ingredients I started with when putting this salad together.  It was one of those days when whatever I saw in the fridge got tossed into the dish.

Summer Salmon Salad | Simply Fresh Dinners

Isn’t that a beauty?  Melts like butter in your mouth!  This was simply roasted and the next one will be blackened on a tomato salad.  If you want to check out some of my other salmon recipes, pop over here to see the deliciousness.

Summer Salmon Salad | Simply Fresh Dinners

Green beans, edamame, fresh herbs and escarole make up the rest of this deliciousness.  The very best part? The dressing!  This little concoction brings out the blended flavors beautifully and the grainy mustard on the salmon makes me do the happy dance!

So guys, I really struggled with my photography on this one and after many hours of trying to find the right angle and lighting,  I’ll admit to finally calling it a day, ha!  Sometimes what you envision and what appears in your lens just don’t match up but I hope you can see that this truly is a plate of heaven.

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Summer Salmon Salad
Recipe Type: Salad
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Serves: 4
A tasty, healthy salad with a bounty of seasonal ingredients to complement the salmon. This simple dressing will surprise you with it’s vibrant flavors!
  • Salad
  • 2 skin-on wild salmon fillet pieces (1 to 1 1/2 in. thick)
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, cut into quarters
  • 15 – 20 stalks of asparagus, woody ends removed
  • 1/4 pound of green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 12 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup of edamame
  • a handful of escarole, rinsed, patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of basil, chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Dressing
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 5 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Season salmon with salt and pepper and place on parchment paper on baking sheet. Roast for 13-16 minutes, (depending on thickness of salmon), until opaque. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes. Cut into bite sized pieces.
  2. While salmon is roasting, combine dressing ingredients and mix well.
  3. In a large saucepan, cook asparagus and green beans for 2-3 minutes. Remove, cool in ice bath and dry.
  4. Combine asparagus, beans, tomatoes, edamame, escarole, dill, basil and salt and pepper. Arrange on individual plates and top with egg quarters and salmon pieces.
  5. Drizzle with dressing and serve.
Calories: 543 Fat: 32g Saturated fat: 4.8g Carbohydrates: 30g Sodium: 396 mg Fiber: 4.5 g Protein: 35g Cholesterol: 178 mg

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  • Reply
    Anita Rivera
    April 26, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Hello Robyn!!!! Salmon anytime for me, any way! I hadn’t thought of salad, however! I love it in stew, grilled, tossed with pasta (OMG), or with lots of sautéeed spinach. But this is a must-try with all those crunchy greens!

    I hope you are enjoying the last week of April…can ya believe it?

    Sending you warm spring greetings, Anita

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    April 26, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Now I won’t rest until I find some Norwegian salmon — it looks amazing!
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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    April 26, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    So I like to read blog posts while eating dinner, which I’m doing now…and guess what I’m eating….SALMON!
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    April 26, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Hi Robyn, salmon is my most favorite of all fish, love, love this meal. Beautiful combo of flavors. Can’t wait till we get to Oregon and pick up our first one.
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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    April 26, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Salmon is definitely my favorite fish, and I love how you’ve combined so many delicious ingredients into one beautiful salad. Now I NEED that dressing! Mmmm…
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    GiGi Eats
    April 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    JUST FRIGGIN STOP. You know what I am going to say.

    I need salmon rehab.
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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    April 26, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Robyn this is absolutely beautiful! I love Norwegian salmon but it has been years since I found any. We always buy wild caught, even if the price is crazy – because sometimes you just have to have salmon! This is a gorgeous salad and your photos are perfect – silly girl!
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    April 26, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    I have totally jumped on the salmon brigade too, I can’t help it! 🙂 This salad is gorgeous as always, and definitely a must-try!
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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    April 27, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Salmon is a regular on our dinner menus as well, so I’m loving your summer salad! So much goodness and the dressing sounds delicious!

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    Bam's Kitchen
    April 27, 2016 at 7:41 am

    I have not had Champagne vinegar since living back in the real world. Fresh and delicious dressings makes for a killer good salad. I am thinking this beautiful and healthy colorful salad would be amazing on my dinner table this week. Sharing and pinning!
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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    April 27, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    We’re just starting to see wild Alaskan salmon, my absolute favorite. Love salmon in salads — great way to get the flavor I crave, and mix it with a fun assortment of ingredients. Particularly when asparagus is added to the mix — salmon and asparagus are made for each other, don’t you think? Good stuff — thanks.
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    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    April 27, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    What a nice salad, Robyn. Very similar to nicoise but prettier.
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    Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom
    April 28, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    You and me both! I LOVE salmon, but my husband is not so much a fan. Who did I marry? JK 😉 So when I make salmon, that just means more for me. The problem with that is that I often have leftovers that I don’t necessarily want to reheat. This summer salad couldn’t be more perfect for those days! This is a must try for fresh salmon too, of course 🙂
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    April 29, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Hi Robyn,
    I love salmon and this salmon salad looks delicious. I also love fresh asparagus so this is such a perfect tasty, healthy meal. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
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    April 29, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    A lovely fresh salad with another favorite, salmon. Asparagus has grown on me and now I love it! I will make it for Sunday night. Lots of love from W.W. xo
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    Chris Scheuer
    April 29, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    We really enjoy salmon too and I love the combination of ingredients you’ve put together Robyn. Looks like a wonderful dinner or lunch!

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